ICD-10-CM Code H44.0
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code H44.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of H44.0 that describes the diagnosis 'purulent endophthalmitis' in more detail.
- H44.0 Purulent endophthalmitis NON-BILLABLE
- H44.00 endophthalmitis NON-BILLABLE
- H44.01 NON-BILLABLE
- H44.02 NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code H440 is used to code Endophthalmitis
Endophthalmitis is an inflammation of the internal coats of the eye. It is a possible complication of all intraocular surgeries, particularly cataract surgery, with possible loss of vision and the eye itself. Infectious etiology is the most common and various bacteria and fungi have been isolated as the cause of the endophthalmitis. Other causes include penetrating trauma and retained intraocular foreign bodies.
|MeSH Codes:||D009877, D009877|
|ICD 9 Codes:||360.0, 360.1|
Coding Notes for H44.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional CodeUse Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
- Code to identify organism
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Bleb associated endophthalmitis - instead, use code H59.4-